While this blog is still virtually unknown and in its infancy, I thought for the few wondering souls that have visited The Scenic Route, I would offer a little more understanding of myself as a writer.
To give insight and possibly help establish this blog’s development, I wanted to start out by experimenting and answering the one question many writers receive. That question being: “What inspires you?”
To answer this I first must say that writing has been a major part of my life for many years. I went from being a bedroom poet while in my teens, to an aspiring short story scribbler throughout my twenties, and now, to see my writing efforts published brings about an enormous feeling of self-gratification.
Although I do enjoy being a published writer, it is not about seeking the “fame and fortune” which so many other self-published authors long for. While making an honest living from my craft sounds pleasing, I instead place all my efforts into having a satisfied reading audience. I want to produce a story for the reader that not only sparks curiosity but also captures imagination.
Like many fiction writers, I strive to produce vivid imagery and descriptive characters. I try within all my creative writing powers to convey exactly what it is I have pulled from the deepest caverns of my mind. I try exposing to the reader the story’s intricacies with hopes of creating a more enjoyable reading experience.
When the late night pruning and polishing ends and all the necessary changes are in order, I consider only the reader’s best interest before settling on a final draft. The reader should always be the fuel for any writer’s creative engine.
Writing is about giving to the reader, and for me, that is quite inspiring.